TORONTO (AP) -- Brett Hull is nothing like his Hall of Fame father. He's better.
Hull scored his 611th goal, breaking a tie with his father, Bobby, as the Dallas Stars defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 Monday night.
"Totally opposite," Hull said when asked to compare his style of play to that of his father. "I think it makes it more special.
"The first thing you should notice is 'Holy cow, this kid can't skate a lick and his father was one of the most graceful guys to ever play the game with power and speed,' and I'm the dead opposite. I play the game more from the brain as opposed to the body."
Hull is three goals short of passing Mario Lemieux for eighth place on the career list.
"No matter how many goals I've scored I'm certainly not flashy, and when you're not flashy you almost look like a plumber out there and they forget about you," Hull said.
"Plus I'm not a big celebrator or very physical, so you don't have people thinking about you and that's how to stay invisible."
In other NHL games Monday, Boston beat Florida 4-2 and Los Angeles clobbered Columbus 7-1.
Toronto coach Pat Quinn, who once played against Bobby Hull, said the only similarity between the Hulls is their hair color. Both are blond.
"Bobby was the dominate one. He was 'Give me the puck and I'll bull through everybody,"' Quinn said. "Brett has always gotten himself into a position where a good playmaker could find him. Brett has that incredible talent."
He showed that talent Monday night.
Hull one-timed a pass from Brenden Morrow to tie the game 7:22 into the third period.
"That's what he gets paid for -- those goals in the slot like that," Morrow said. "There's no one in the league who can fire the puck like that. It's lethal. They had taken it to us for two periods and that goal lifted our team."
Less than two minutes later, Derian Hatcher took a pass from Hull, sent a shot that deflected off the boards to Morrow, who fired it past Toronto goalie Curtis Joseph, who finished with 20 saves.
Morrow and Hull, who each had a goal and two assists in the third period, assisted on Joe Nieuwendyk's goal with 6:02 remaining in the game.
Dallas goalie Ed Belfour stopped 30 shots.
Rookie defenseman Petr Svoboda gave Toronto a 1-0 lead with his first career goal 14:22 into the game.
Kings 7, Blue Jackets 1
Ziggy Palffy had a goal and three assists to lead visiting Los Angeles to victory.
After Tyler Wright's goal 2:19 into the third period cut the Blue Jackets' deficit to 3-1, Palffy took advantage of a penalty several minutes later to end the comeback.
Columbus' Krzysztof Oliwa was whistled for interference with 16:42 remaining, and Palffy scored 42 seconds later. Luc Robitaille's second goal 8:38 into the third made it 5-1 and sent most of sellout crowd of 18,136 home.
Bruins 4, Panthers 2
Mike Knuble scored Boston's first short-handed goal in almost two years and goalie Andrew Raycroft stopped 29 shots in his NHL debut as the Bruins beat the visiting Panthers.
The Bruins were the only team last season without a short-handed goal, with their last coming Dec. 19, 1998, by Chris Taylor against Detroit.
Mikko Eloranta, Jason Allison and P.J. Axelsson also scored for Boston. Rob Niedermayer had a power-play goal for the Panthers, with Ray Whitney also scoring for Florida.
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